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How To Become A Swimming Superhero - The Corsuit Review - Swimming Advice

It is a well-known fact that every superhero has to have a special suit, a cape or a mask to be taken seriously. Right? At the same time, he or she has to have a certain set of extraordinary skills that often are enhanced by their attire. Think Batman and his winged cape or his belt which never...

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A Surprising Result Of Swimming Flaws Analysis - Swimming Advice

One of the basic skills of any beginner student of any activity is the ability to recognize if something is not done the right way. Be it the ability to notice spelling mistakes in written texts (I am sure there many in my posts :)), the know-how to acknowledge that a ski jumper’s form during the...

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Warm Down Your Way To Recovery - Swimming Advice

Last time I talked about learning to swim slow to improve your swim technique, but how about swimming slow during warm down for recovery (also referred to as cool down). When I compose swim workouts where we swim faster sets which is almost all the time, there is a choice to add a lot of rest...

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How To Swim Slower And Improve Your Freestyle - Swimming Advice

Many of us are caught up in our fast-paced society often forgetting to just stop and think. This causes us to do things over and over without realizing that there might be a smarter way to help us go forward. As a swim coach or a swimmer, you should always be trying to adjust your ways and exp...

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Choosing The Right Goggles For You - Swimming Advice

Are there differences between swimming goggles which I should consider? What swimming goggles should I use for my first triathlon swim? I get asked these questions and many more over and over from the beginner swimmers I coach. And no wonder, with the plethora of different shapes, types, le...

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Breaststroker's Knee: 3 Tips to Avoid It - Swimming Advice

Do you swim breaststroke every time you have a swim workout? If you do, perhaps it is time to start learning other strokes and give your knees a bit of a rest. I know quite a few competitive breaststroke swimmers who did not train properly during their younger years and now suffer from knee...

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The Most Useful Drill for Each Stroke - Swimming Advice

Being a beginner swimmer is definitely not easy. Where do I start? How do I do it? It seems much harder than it looks. How come? These are just a few questions I get asked all the time. As I discussed on many occasions, swimming is not as simple sport as it may seem. Sure, what is there...

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Best Swimming Tips of 2011 - Swimming Advice

After a short break, I am back with some highlights from the Swimator Blog archives for 2011. What swimming tips did you find the most interesting in 2011? That is the question. Below is a short list of the top 10 Swimator Blog swimming tips: 1) As traditionally, our novice and beginner swi...

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How To Breathe With Swimmer's Snorkel (Front/Center Mount Snorkel)? - Swimming Advice

Since I am on the topic of breathing while swimming, let me explain, what seems like an obvious procedure, how to breathe through the swimmer's snorkel. Before we get to that, perhaps a bit of an introduction of what the swimmer's snorkel is and how it can help you improve your swimming techniq...

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Get Speedo's Fastskin3 For Free (Swim Smarter, Not More Expensive) - Swimming Advice

That got your attention, didn't it? Well, now that you are here, let me reveal the well-guarded secret of how you can get your own Fastskin3 from Speedo totally free. What is Fastskin3? It is a piece of supposedly revolutionary swimming equipment composed of three swim products: swimming cap,...

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What Is Bilateral Breathing? (Does Bilateral Breathing Mean Breathing Bilaterally?) - Swimming Advice

There is a fundamental difference between actually performing bilateral breathing and the ability to perform bilateral breathing in freestyle. Many beginner swimmers get confused with the terms they read on miscellaneous swimming blogs, triathlon forums, and learn to swim sites. You will often...

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Swim Smooth DVD Review: Clean Up Your Stroke (Practicing One Thing At A Time) - Swimming Advice

Final rating: 5/5 The Swim Smooth's Clean Up Your Stroke DVD set is not your usual learn to swim program on DVDs. It is more of a series of short hints and tips addressing a few important aspects of an efficient freestyle stroke. The DVD is split up into a few logical sections: Breathin...

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